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Submissions for 2018 opens on 1st December 2017

Magnum Photos is a co-operative owned and run by its members/photographers. They meet once a year during the last weekend in June to discuss the organization’s affairs. One day of the meeting is set aside for looking at and voting on potential new members' portfolios.

Successful applicants will be invited to become a "Nominee Member", a category of membership, which presents an opportunity for Magnum and the individual to get to know each other. At this stage there are no binding commitments on either side.

Magnum is only considering digital submissions at this point. Submissions for 2018 can be made through our dedicated website through the link below.

Photographers based in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Commonwealth, Africa, Asia and the Middle East should select London as the Magnum Office they are applying to. Photographers residing in the Americas should select New York as the Magnum Office they are applying to and photographers within Europe (excluding the United Kingdom & Ireland) should select Paris as the Magnum Office they are applying to.

If you have any questions please email

For reasons of confidentiality, Magnum cannot give out personal information regarding our photographers, nor can we enter into correspondence regarding any decision made about Nominee membership.

Submission Requirements:

  • 1 - 3 projects of 20 - 40 images per project
  • Project description with up to 1500 characters
  • Biography and CV
  • Each image should be a maximum of 1500 pixels on the longer side.
  • Images can only be submitted as JPEG files

  • If your portfolio does not meet these requirements, it will not be considered.

    Full requirement details and submission process can be found at: